Adopt a Highway-July 21, 2010
We are planning the second installment of our trash pickup for our Adopt a Highway project on Wednesday July 21st. We will meet at the parking lot between ShopKo South and Culvers at 5PM. From there we will go to our assigned area which is a 2 mile stretch of I-90 west of Hwy 52, specifically 2.11 miles west of Jct. TH 52, Milepost 215.894 and Junction TH 52 at Marion, Milepost 218.007.
Hopefully we can get 8 to 12 volunteers to help with the project so it will only take about 1.5 hours. Of course, we will then go to Whistle Binkies South for a happy hour at about 6:30PM to reflect on our "job well done".
Remember to bring gloves and water.
Please email Dan Edwards if you are able to help!
In today’s meeting (11/2), we re-emphasized the opportunity for new members to join our club. To facilitate the process of inviting prospective members to a meeting, the format for the next several months will be as follows:
- 1st Tuesday of each month – introduce new classifications to pursue
- Members who know of a business or individual in the classification will volunteer to invite the individual to a Rotary Risers meeting within that month.
- When selecting a potential member, be mindful of an individual who is:
- A “morning” person
- Prefer a smaller group
- Friendly and outgoing
- Jolene has completed a “script” that is helpful when contacting the prospective member. This optional script briefly highlights Rotary.
November 3rd Meeting:
Insurance Rick Decker
Dentistry Jolene Hanson
Law Enforcement Jeff Warfield
Hotel/Motel Management Jan Hoag
Rotary club membership is by invitation and club members must hold or be retired from a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position and live or work within the locality of the club or surrounding areas
What are the qualifications for membership?
Prospective members must
- Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position
- Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
- Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements
- Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area
What are the responsibilities of membership?
Members are expected to attend weekly club meetings. They must pay annual dues to their clubs, their Rotary district, and Rotary International, and they’re expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. Clubs encourage members to aspire to club leadership or committee roles.
What are the attendance requirements?
An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian. Any missed meeting must be made up within 14 days before or after the regular meeting. To accommodate busy schedules, there are various opportunities to make up missed meetings.
For additional attendance information, see Article 8 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.
How much are dues to Rotary International?
Dues to Rotary International are currently $24.00 per half year.
Although we don’t collect information on individual club fees, it’s entirely appropriate to ask about the cost of membership. If you’re interested in joining a particular club, attend a weekly meeting and ask this question. Read more information about dues.
How do I switch to senior active status?
Rotary no longer has a senior active classification. As of the 2001 Council on Legislation, only two membership categories exist: active and honorary. Rotarians who have retired may retain the same classification, but they aren’t counted in the total number of members in a classification.
What is the minimum age to be in Rotary?
There is no minimum age to join Rotary. You may be invited to join Rotary at any age after you become established in a career and have the time and financial resources to meet all Rotary club membership requirements. If you’re interested in joining a Rotary club, ask club members about the time and financial commitments necessary for fulfilling membership requirements, and consider whether you can make those commitments.
Are college students eligible for membership?
No. Rotarians have achieved a certain level of career experience that allows them to bring a specialization to their club, and students haven’t yet reached a level in their professional and personal lives that allows them to fulfill all aspects of Rotary club membership. But undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young adults, may become members of Rotaract clubs.